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Student experiences of technology integration in an accounting course

Show simple item record van Rooyen, Annelien 2013-02-07T10:00:03Z 2013-02-07T10:00:03Z 2012-09
dc.description ODL12 Conference paper en
dc.description.abstract Technology, when used appropriately, can assist with high-quality learning and teaching. However, using technology in the context of a developing country like South Africa often remains unexploited owing to lack of access, lack of bandwidth and its prohibitive cost to students. As one of the largest open distance learning (ODL) institutions in the world, facilitators at the University of South Africa (Unisa) are constantly being challenged to lessen the negative impact of the distance between students and the providing institution. However, it is often argued that decisions about the use of various technologies are driven without considering students’ perceptions and/or preferences on the use of these technologies. This paper investigates students’ views and experiences on the integration of social network sites (SNS), mobile messaging applications (MMA) and podcasts into their second-year Accounting course at Unisa between 2007 and 2010. The results reveal students’ enthusiasm for some technologies and limited interest in others. On the basis of the evidence provided, it is clear that the use of technologies in South Africa is unique when compared to developed countries. This needs to be considered by facilitators if the potential benefits of technologies in South Africa are to be used effectively. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (7 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Accounting en
dc.subject Mobile messaging applications (MMA) en
dc.subject Open distance learning (ODL) en
dc.subject Podcasts en
dc.subject Social network sites (SNS) en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject.ddc 657.071168
dc.subject.lcsh Accounting -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Accounting -- Computer-assisted instruction
dc.subject.lcsh Distance education -- South Africa -- Computer-assisted instruction
dc.subject.lcsh Internet in higher education -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh University of South Africa -- Students -- Attitudes
dc.title Student experiences of technology integration in an accounting course en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.description.department Financial Accounting en

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